Futurenauts

Wednesday, February 12, 2020 - Thursday, December 31, 2020

  • Wednesday, February 12, 2020 - Thursday, December 31, 2020
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OPEN FROM JUNE 2, 2020

According to the Museum of Municipal Engineering in Kraków, in early 2020 an abandoned spaceship from the future was secured at the former tram depot in Kazimierz. From 12 February, fittings from the extra-terrestrial object will be presented at the exhibition Futurenauts.

Aimed at young visitors, the exhibition introduces key issues faced by contemporary engineering and casts predictions on the future of science and technology. Our guides on the trail of humankind’s greatest discoveries and inventions will be futurenauts – crew of the spaceship who abandoned it to search for replacement parts for damaged engines. We follow the adventures of archaeologists and explorers from the future via multimedia stations representing different zones of the ship: the command centre, the captain’s cabin and stations of the IT officer, comms officer, environmental officer, medical/science officer, material engineer and the ship’s mechanic. Our civilisation is largely built on mistakes and lessons learned from them, so we will also take a peek down blind alleys of science and scary or funny setbacks and fiascos faced by scientists and engineers. At the end, we will examine the final message left by the captain of the Futurenauts and discover how to join the great family of explorers. (Dorota Dziunikowska, “Karnet” monthly)

Museum of Municipal Engineering

ul. św. Wawrzyńca 15, Kraków

OPEN FROM 2 JUNE, 2020

The museum is located in Kraków’s oldest depot of horse-drawn and electric trams, built late in the 19th and early in the 20th centuries. The perfectly preserved complex of buildings on Św. Wawrzyńca Street provides an opportunity to follow the development of municipal transport in Kraków from the introduction of horse-drawn trams in 1882, via electric trams, to the buses that entered the streets in the 1920s. (currently under renovation).
Futuronauci is a multimedia educational exhibition during which visitors explore the elements of a space vehicle and learn the key issues of modern engineering and the future of science. This experience has it also to encourage young people to reflect on their own capabilities and talents. The museum is also an organiser of workshops, and events focused on science and technology, and the operator of the open-air Garden of Experiences in the Park of Polish Aviators.

Tickets: normal PLN 18, concessions PLN 14, family PLN 50

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